Historian and engineer David Hochfelder talked about his book The Telegraph in America: 1832-1920. The telegraph was a "revolutionary technology" with "far-reaching effects on American life." Hochfelder discussed Samuel Morse, the telegraph in the Civil War, the rise of Western Union, and more.
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park historian Patrick Schroeder talked about the 5th New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry, the Appomattox campaign, and Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House.
Harold Holzer talked about his new book Monument Man: The Life & Art of Daniel Chester French. French was "one of America's most prolific sculptors of public monuments," creating The Minute Man in Concord, Harvard University's John Harvard, and the statue of Abraham Lincoln for the Lincoln Memorial.
Union soldier Josiah Moore met Jennie Lindsay just before he left for war in 1861. Through the course of the war, they exchanged 75 letters which Gene Barr chronicles in this touching account of their love story.
Gerrit Smith biographer Norman K. Dann discussed his book Practical Dreamer: Gerrit Smith and the Crusade for Social Reform. Recorded from Smith's Land Office in Peterboro, New York, Dann talked about Smith's activism, philanthropy, involvement in politics, and his relationship with John Brown.
Author Robert Conner discussed his books General Gordon Granger: The Savior of Chickamauga and the Man Behind Juneteenth and The Last Circle of Ulysses Grant. Recorded from Grant Cottage Civil War Weekend, the podcast covered Granger's life and his complicated relationship Ulysses Grant
Paul Perreault discussed the life and death of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth. He became famous touring the country with the Chicago Zouaves and when the Civil War broke out, he raised a regiment of New York City firefighters. Ellsworth would become the first officer killed during the war.
Judith Giesberg discussed her book Sex and the Civil War: Soldiers, Pornography, and the Making of American Morality and Susannah Ural talked about her book Hood's Texas Brigade: The Soldiers and Families of the Confederacy's Most Celebrated Unit.
Mike McCarthy talked about his book Confederate Waterloo: The Battle of Five Forks, April 1, 1865, and the Controversy that Brought Down a General. Though Five Forks was a Union victory, General Warren was relieved of his command. Learn how he fought the rest of his life to reclaim his reputation.
Author and historian Chris Mackowski discusses the Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, the contentious relationship between Grant, Meade, and Sheridan, and the Emerging Civil War blog.
Long-time Capital District Civil War Round Table member and living historian Matt George discusses the 134th New York, the history of the Round Table, and his tenure as a baseball coach in the Capital Region.